OTTplay Logo
settings icon
profile icon

After Alia Bhatt starrer Darlings, Jasmeet K Reen wishes to direct Madhubala’s biopic

Filmmaker Jasmeet K Reen is very keen on directing a movie based on the life of the legendary actress, late Madhubala.

After Alia Bhatt starrer Darlings, Jasmeet K Reen wishes to direct Madhubala’s biopic

Jasmeet K Reen wishes to direct Madhubala’s biopic. 

Last Updated: 08.28 PM, Oct 07, 2023


It is a fact that late actress Madhubala’s life is inspirational in many ways. She worked in the Indian Cinema at a time when female actors were scarcely found. In that era, especially in a stereotypical society, many females often preferred to stay at home and be unemployed after marriage. You must be wondering why am I talking about her.

This is because filmmaker Jasmeet K Reen wishes to direct a biopic based on the life of Madhubala.

What’s brewing?

According to a report published by news portal Pinkvilla today, the creation of the biopic will commence next year and Jasmeet along with her producers have already started conversations with a leading actress from the current generation.

“The biopic is currently in the writing stage. There are so many facets in the life of Madhubala and the makers are clear to have a script that justifies her legacy in place before taking the film on floors. Jasmeet has a knack for writing strong characters for women and Madhubala falls right in her alley of filmmaking,” revealed a source close to the development to the news outlet.

Pitching about the biopic, the source added, “It’s a dream role for any actress and will cover several aspects of Madhubala’s life. The makers are committed to going ahead with the best possible story that does full justice to the glorious life of late Madhubala.”


Past works of Jasmeet K Reen

Darlings is a dark comedy film directed by Jasmeet K. Reen, who also co-wrote the screenplay alongside Parveez Sheikh. Produced by Alia Bhatt in her first venture into production, along with Gauri Khan and Gaurav Verma, the film falls under the banners of Red Chillies Entertainment and Eternal Sunshine Productions. The stellar cast included Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma, and Roshan Mathew in pivotal roles.

This Netflix release on August 5, 2022, marked Alia Bhatt's debut as a producer. Darlings garnered positive reviews from critics, achieving over 10 million watching hours globally during its opening weekend. This accomplishment stands as the highest for any non-English original Indian film.

Get the latest updates in your inbox